Eyewitness Testimony: Reliable or Flawed?

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We often think of eyewitness accounts as the gold standard in solving crimes. But can they really be trusted? On “What’s Trending,” hosts Jessica Reyes, Patricia Wu, and guest Dr. Jude Black discuss new research suggesting faulty memories could be leading to wrongful convictions.

Our brains aren’t perfect recorders

Especially during stressful situations, our memory can be flawed.

The passage of time matters

Don’t assume that because someone is confident in their recollection, they must be completely accurate.

The stakes are high

Eyewitness accounts can be compelling, but it’s important to be aware of the potential for error – people’s lives hang in the balance.

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